In a speech in Spartanburg, South Carolina on Saturday, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) offered some solutions to the country’s financial woes, saying, “We can’t put the so called social issues on the back burner while we are solving our economic challenges because the family is the solution to those challenges.”
Bachmann offered that when it comes to entitlement reform, “I think if we give Glenn Beck the numbers, he can solve this.”
Andy Birkey of the Minnesota Independent reports that speaking to a group of about 200 South Carolina Republicans, Bachmann called the tax code “a weapon of mass destruction,” and said, “We need to get rid of the blood-sucking tax code. It’s got to go, just scrap the current tax code.”
Bachmann also addressed social issues, declaring that “the bureaucrats now hate our values; there’s a war on marriage, a war on family, a war on fertility all while funding and promoting abortion.”
We don’t need political correctness because most fundamentally I believe the building block of the family is what the government needs to do right now and support two-parent families as the foundation of our economic and social policy.
The problem is our health care welfare spending which is out of control,” she said. “The good news is we can solve this problem. It needs to be a market based approach.”
She offered up a somewhat non-traditional solution: “We need to simply tell people the facts, like Glenn Beck, with that chalkboard, that man can explain anything. I think if we give Glenn Beck the numbers, he can solve this.”
Bachmann also accused President Obama of being too “politically correct”: “Our Peace Prize-winning president is very busy bowing these days to kings. He is bending down to dictators, and he is brown-nosing the elites that are in Europe, and he’s babying the jihadists who are following Sharia-compliant terrorism.”
Via Steve Benen.